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Posted January 17, 2013
Marilyn Baron's twists and turns in The Edger make what could have been a predictable romance/women's fiction a page turner to the end. One of the few books I've recently read that kept me up late into the night to find out how it ended.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 22, 2012
The Edger by Marilyn Baron and Sharon Goldman can keep you on the edge of your seat unable to put the book down. A 40-year old woman sees the professor she once had a crush on while in his college art class; only now he is doing landscapes-literally. Alex believes in marriage and in her own marriage. She also believes in her professor. This story leads you down a path you gladly follow. Ms. Baron and Ms. Goldman have a wonderful "voice" and a way of giving you a riviting read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 2, 2012
“The pieces of the puzzle finally fit together as her life began to fall apart.” Marilyn Baron, The Edger The hardest thing about writing a book review is not giving away too much of the story. That’s especially the case with The Edger, a women’s fiction novel by Marilyn Baron and illustrated by Sharon Goldman. Let’s just say that any book opening with a drawing of a rabbit isn’t going to be what it seems. Just ask Alice. The Edger opens with heroine Alexandra (Alex). She’s a 40-year-old artist in denial that her marriage and art lack passion. She compulsively fills the void in her life with stuff that turns to clutter, both physical and mental. Who better to show her the worthlessness of the stuff and propel her to rediscover her love of painting than a homeless yardman who was also once a world-famous artist? The Edger of the title, he is named both for a tool of his trade and for the fact that he now lives on the edge of society. The complication is that the Edger, Nick, was a professor with whom Alex once nearly had a relationship. So, you think that’s it. We’re going to see these people fall in love. The author does do an admirable job of unfolding the relationship between Alex and Nick without damaging the morals of either character. As much as Alex is stirred by new-found passion, she stays true to a marriage about which she’s only slowly learning the truth. Too, the writing in Alex’s point of view, often gently humorous, is endearing. In a moment of revelation, Alex comes to see her life in terms of the accumulated stuff around her: “A food processor that blended a homogenous mix of unfulfilled dreams. A food processor that didn’t inspire passion.” But, dear reader, the expertly handled relationship is not all you’re going to get. The way in which Alex finds out the truth about her marriage and the value of her art is a page-turning journey down a twisting and turning rabbit hole in which nothing is what it seems--not the diamond bracelet, the art show, or even Nick’s drawings. Just follow the rabbit for a riveting read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 5, 2012
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